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Green news roundup: Bumblebees, Heathrow third runway and bears

The week’s top environment news stories and green events

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Very detailed macro close-up of a Small Tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) butterfly posing on a flower

Small tortoiseshell butterflies posing on a flower. Photograph: Ger Bosma/Alamy

Environment news

• Sea turtle conference addresses Great Barrier Reef sickness spike
• Imported bumblebees pose risk to UK’s wild and honeybee population – study
• Warm summer helps butterflies bounce back in the UK
• Plan to create massive Antarctic ocean sanctuaries blocked by surprise challenge from Russia and Ukraine
• EU to ban fipronil to protect honeybees
• Sea levels may rise 2.3 metres per degree of global warming, report says
• UK climate movement planning to ‘relaunch’ in spring 2014
• Ancient woodland in Kent to be destroyed for quarry site

On the blogs

• Aviation is a rogue industry on a runway to nowhere
• Andrew Neil – these are your climate errors on BBC Sunday Politics

• Bowland Shale fracking could reignite UK economy and cut CO2 emissions
• China’s environment ministry among world’s most ’embarrassing’
• The Shard protesters also struck a blow against macho activism


• Caught on camera trap: brown bears feast on salmon – in pictures

• Man v bike: which makes the difference? – video
• Satellite eye on Earth: June 2013 – in pictures
• World carbon dioxide emissions by country
• Swan upping on the Thames – in pictures
• The week in wildlife – in pictures
• Greenpeace protesters arrested after climbing London’s Shard – video


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